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Guide to the discipline and methodology of oral history.
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1. To find a specific print or e-journal by title or ISSN, search the Journal Titles List.

2. When you already know the article author, title, journal, issue, etc., and just need to find the full-text (if available), try the Article Citation Linker!

3. To improve your database search results try using the truncation symbol, often an asterisk "*". So searching photo* will simultaneously search photo, photos, photography, photographic, etc.


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      Journals in Oral History

      Below are journals devoted to the discipline of oral history to which the University Library has access. Additional oral history journal titles can be identified by going to the WorldCat database, and searching this exact phrase between the brackets: ["oral history" periodicals].

      • Historia y Fuente Oral
        Full text available at: JSTOR Arts and Sciences 9
        Available from 1989 until 1995
      • Historia Antropologi╠üa y Fuentes Orales
        Continuation of Historia fuente oral (1998-1995)

        Full text available at: JSTOR Arts and Sciences 9
        Available from 1996 until 2010
      • International Journal of Oral History
        PAPER: v. 3(1982) - 10(1989). MICROFICHE: v. 1(1980) - 2(1981).

        Later title: International Annual of Oral History (1990)
      • Narrative inquiry
        Full text available at: Communication & Mass Media Complete
        Available from 2003
      • Oral History Association (OHA) Newsletter
        Newsletter of the "principal membership organization for people committed to the value of oral history."

        Full text available from winter 2000-.
      • Oral History
        Published by the Oral History Society (Great Britain).

        Full text available at: JSTOR Arts and Sciences 8
        Available from 1972 volume: 1 issue: 1 until 2015 volume: 43 issue: 2
      • The Oral History Review.
        Full text available at: JSTOR Arts and Sciences VII
        Available from 1973 volume: 1 until 2011 volume: 38 issue: 2

      Article Databases

      To search for oral history as a source material in connection with a research topic (e.g., Vietnam War, immigration), try searching "oral history" (or "oral histor*" in databases that allow truncation, which will search "oral history" and "oral histories" simultaneously) in this selected list of article databases in the social sciences and humanities.

      • Academic Search Complete (EBSCO)
        Extensive multidisciplinary article database. A great place to start.
      • America: History and Life (EBSCO)
        Coverage: 1964-. Complete bibliographic reference to the history of the United States and Canada from prehistory to the present. Full-texts links within EBSCO and to JSTOR articles.
      • Anthropology Plus
        This is the comprehensive Anthropology index which combines the holdings of Anthropological Index and the Anthropological Literature databases. This database covers the anthropological literature (articles, reports, commentaries) from the 19th century to the present.
      • ATLA Religion Database (EBSCO)
        Coverage: 1818-. Covers Biblical studies, world religions, church history, and religious perspectives on social issues. Contains over 1 million records.
      • Dissertations and Theses Full Text (ProQuest)
        Coverage: 1861-. The most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses. Full text available for most of the dissertations added since 1997.
      • EconLit (EBSCO)
        Coverage: 1969-. Indexes and abstracts more than 450 international economic journals and other resources in economics and related areas with selected links to full-text articles.
      • Gale Literary Databases (Gale)
        Includes Contemporary Authors,Contemporary Literary Criticism, and Dictionary of Literary Biography. Individual databases may be searched together or separately.
      • Historical Abstracts (EBSCO)
        Historical Abstracts indexes and provides abstracts of over 2,100 journals, including key historical journals from virtually every major country. Spans world history excluding the United States to 1450.
      • JSTOR
        Growing electronic archive of core scholarly journals in numerous disciplines, with emphasis on the social sciences and humanities.
      • MLA International Bibliography (EBSCO)
        Coverage: 1884-. MLA International Bibliography offers a detailed bibliography of journal articles, books and dissertations. Subjects consist of literature, language and linguistics, folklore, literary theory & criticism, and dramatic arts, as well as the historical aspects of printing and publishing.
      • ProjectMuse: Scholarly Journals On-line
        Collection of some 250 full-text journal titles from 40 scholarly publishers in the areas of the humanities, social sciences and the arts.
      • Sociological Abstracts (CSA)
        Coverage: 1952-. Abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1650 journals and other serials publications as well as conference papers, books, and dissertations. 640,000+ records.

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